Whose Data? 8 Artists
The eight artists below will be taking part in the Whose Data? week, from 21st-25th March, when they will be exploring creative ways of representing data.
An artist and Co-Director of arts organisation Proboscis (with Giles Lane). Alice says: "My process engages the social, cultural, natural histories, and heritage of places, exploring physical sites, contemporary issues, memories, folklore and local stories. I am inspired by communities and how people share intangible and invisible knowledge across them."
Visit Alice's website.
Jules is an artist and collaborative partner on the Portable City project, "an ongoing time-based arts practice that encourages its “public” or “publics” to become engaged, rethink and link day-to-day interactions to the notions of generosity, survival, and exchange."
Portable City Projects seeks to "stimulate conversation about our physical, spiritual and psychic relationship to urban and rural landscape/landscapes, geography, history, public spaces, everyday life, and our sense of memory and belonging. Through art-making and the creation of shared art experiences Portable City Project seeks to contribute to the overall health of community/communities."
Julie Myers is an artist and lecturer living in London and Berlin. She makes work in response to place, combining aural history, local knowledge and shared experience with technology, and environmental and geographic data.
She uses drawing, film, photography, sound, locative and interactive formats to produce projects that range from sophisticated mediascapes to hand-drawn maps. Previous work has been commissioned by: Arts Council England, The British Film Institute, The British Council, The Institute of Contemporary Art and The National Portrait Gallery, London.
Paul Hurley is a Bristol-based artist who works mostly with performance art. His work usually involves creating odd (and often amusing) images with his body and with objects, or engineering encounters with the audience which frame the way they look at themselves, each other and the environment.
His work often takes the form of live performance or participatory art works, but also often includes video and photography. Whilst often playing with the bizarre, Paul is also interested in how art can engage on a personal and human level and break down barriers of difference and (mis)understanding.
Susanne Stahl is a German Graphic Designer, based in Berlin and London. After studying Integrated Design at Bauhaus, Dessau in 2008 she worked for the studio Fons Hickmann m23 in Berlin and she has been a freelancer for IDEO, London. At the moment she is doing her MA at Royal College of Art, London researching about, and experimenting with, visual languages that translate complex information into codes and symbols.
Susanne's work has been awarded with The European Design Award (Gold), the Output Award and the German Design Award (Future).
Richard Layzell is a London-based artist who works internationally in performance, video and installation. He developed a series of innovative residencies in industry, defining the role of the 'visionaire', and was recently based in Shanghai for the Visiting Arts ‘Square Mile’ project.
His interactive installation Tap Ruffle and Shave, commissioned by Glasgow Museums, toured to London, Manchester and Newcastle and was seen by 100,000 people. His collaboration with Tania Koswycz has led to The Manifestation, a major new work for galleries. He is the author of The Artist’s Directory, Live Art in Schools, Enhanced Performance and Cream Pages, is an Honorary Associate of the National Review of Live Art and an artist/researcher with ResCen at Middlesex University.
Steven's art works encompass performance, sculpture, video, publications, public events, and permanent and temporal projects. His practice-led research inhabits a conceptual framework, visually exploring societal notions of freedom, expression and instruction.
In 2010 he attended Cura Bodrum Residency, Turkey and Braziers International Artists Workshop in the UK. Recent exhibitions include work in '17' at SHIFT Gallery, London, 'Artists' Wakes' in Bury Museum and 'even my mum can make a book' at Manzara Perspectives, Istanbul. He has a BA Hons in Art & Design from University of Ulster and MA in Contemporary Visual Arts from University College Falmouth.
Visit Steven's website
Chris Chapman is a young designer who grew up in mid Wales. He studied 3D design at college, but found that although the subject was stimulating, he says: "it seemed to me to be nothing but the process of producing pretty things for wealthy, privileged consumers". This realisation was what lead him to enroll on a course in 3D design for sustainability at Falmouth College of Arts, where he spent three happy years designing and making products which he felt could help make a contribution to tackling that big problem.
Since then he has expanded his skill sets and passions into graphics, illustration and web design.